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No other recent trend has struck a chord in the fashion world quite like Isabel Marant's sneaker wedge — after all, the designer's cult classic has changed the way we think about athletic kicks. But, after a slew of look-alikes hit the market in the past few years, it seems it may finally be time to pack 'em away. That's what the creator of the trend says she's doing, anyway.
"I don’t wear them as often as I [used to] because I see too [many bad copies] in the street," Marant told WWD. "I’m not saying mine are the most beautiful shoes, but they have a certain [style]."
Yet, while some of us here at Refinery29 are on the fence, we were able to track down steppers that breathe new life into the elevated trend. Look to brands like Nike and DKNY, who have added some variety to the mix with new shapes and colors. So, if you're not quite ready to give up the raised high-tops for good but still want some sporty lift, shop this "new sneaker wedge" ahead. And, put your best foot forward with more spring kicks right here.
Photo: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman.